National Girlfriends Day Date in the current year: August 1, 2024

National Girlfriends Day August 1 is National Girlfriends Day. Since the creators of this unofficial holiday are unknown, it’s unclear whether it is intended to be a day for people to celebrate their female romantic partners or their friends who happen to be girls. So we guess that the best way to celebrate it is to honor both.

The term “girlfriend” was first coined in the 1860s as a way to describe a woman’s female friend in youth. Since the 1920s, it has been increasingly used to describe one’s female romantic partner. Today, the term is used in both meanings, although its romantic connotation tends to be prevalent. In the end, it’s all about context, really.

What’s great about National Girlfriends Day is that it can be celebrated by people of all genders and sexual orientations. You can spend it with your gal pals or female relatives, since one’s sisters and mother can be their friends too, or you can take this day to tell your female romantic partner just how much you love, honor and respect her. And, of course, you can do both.

In a nutshell, the holiday is all about letting all important females in your life know just how important for you they are. Here are some ideas how you can celebrate National Girlfriends Day

With your gal pals:

  • if you’re all busy, meet for a coffee, brunch with Mimosas or lunch;
  • celebrate your special connection by going out for dinner or a drink;
  • give your girlfriends small tokens of appreciation;
  • do something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time but have never gotten around to;
  • reach out to your female friends who live in other cities, letting them know that you still think and care about them.

With your significant other:

  • surprise your partner with a breakfast in bed, romantic dinner, or a gift;
  • take her out on a date, whatever your idea of a perfect date is;
  • reminisce about all the good things you’ve experienced together and make plans for the future;
  • simply tell her you love, respect and appreciate her, even if you do so every day;
  • don’t hesitate to shower her with affection.
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